Healthy Food Access
The Health Education Council is committed to supporting the needs of our region’s disadvantaged communities through better access to free and low-cost healthy food options.
HEC partners with Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, the Placer Food Bank and the Yolo Food Bank to provide regular fresh produce distribution sites across the Greater Sacramento region to meet the food needs of the community. Programs include:
Monthly Food Distributions at Affordable Housing Communities
Community Food Distributions
Food Resources by County (English and Spanish)
Community Education & Access
HEC provides ongoing education to community members regarding their overall health and well-being. At HEC, we strive to engage with communities through education and access, while also providing community members with the knowledge and skills necessary for improving their lives and their communities. Services include nutrition education, healthy cooking demonstrations, food program navigation support and application assistance to federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) known as Cal Fresh.
HEC convenes local stakeholders across the Greater Sacramento region that focus on addressing the unique needs of disadvantaged neighborhoods. For more information on the following coalitions please visit the links below: